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Fall Wellness Series 2010

September events at the Four Seasons.

September 2, 2010
Trisha Smith

If you are turned off by prescription medications and lackluster advice, perhaps it’s time to seek an alternative route to wellness, including therapeutic music therapy. Medicine to my ears…

Rejuvenate your mind, body and soul during the “Fall Wellness Series” at Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea beginning this Thursday, Sept. 2. A variety of innovative practitioners from here and beyond participate during 16 four-day weekends of wellness, through mid-December. Health-conscious resort guests are welcome to attend for free. Non-hotel guests and residents $25.

“We created the Fall Wellness Series because our guests are eager to explore alternative therapies to make ‘impactful’ lifestyle choices,” said Pat Makozak, director of The Spa and senior spa director for the Americas, Four Seasons Resorts.

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Sweet serenity. Embark on some innovative paths of healing during the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea’s “Fall Wellness Series,” which features creative health experts each weekend from Sept. 2 through Dec. 19. Call 874-2925 for more information.
Photo: Kyle Rothenborg

The featured guests are among some of today’s best lifestyle experts who are “mapping out new ways to influence lifelong health,” with proficiency in such fields as holistic medicine, sound and “vibrational healing,” Reiki, Rolfing, naturopathy, energy healing, meditation and high-performance exercise.

The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Maui has invited a “pioneer in the field of phototherapy,” Dr. Jacob Liberman, O.D., PhD., kicks off the series from Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 2 to 5.

The Maui-based practitioner believes a great deal can be done to restore and enhance vision naturally, at nearly any stage of life, and has authored such books as Light: Medicine of the Future and Take Off Your Glasses and See. Dr. Liberman will discuss the role the eyes play in learning and demonstrate some useful exercises that can improve eyesight and make vision more resilient. Visit

The multi-faceted Dr. Malik Cotter presents “A Wellness Sampling, including Tai Chi, Qigong and Living Well” from Sept. 9 to 12. An alternative and complementary healthcare practitioner since the ’70s, Dr. Cotter has studied extensively worldwide and is a recipient of an honorary Professorship in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Since 1990, he has taught Qigong and Ta‘i Ji Quan at the University of Hawai‘i Maui College, and runs a private practice and is co-owner of the Dragon’s Den Herb Shoppe in Makawao. Visit

Dr. Arthur W. Harvey will present curative powers of music with “Sound and Vibrational Healing” during the weekend of Sept. 16 to 19. A renowned music therapist and teacher, Dr. Harvey is internationally known as an authority in both educational and therapeutic applications of music. He’ll discuss—and demonstrate—how music reduces stress and serves as an effective healing tool. Visit

This wellness weekend also includes a recognition presentation on Friday, Sept. 17, for caring nonprofit Autism Bridges Maui. A reception takes place from 4 to 5 p.m. in the ballroom foyer, and a presentation follows in the Wailea Room. A donation of $45 is suggested.

Join Eve Eschner Hogan for her “Labyrinth and Discussion” series from Sept. 23 to 26. Hogan is a labyrinth facilitator, relationship specialist and author of several books, including Way of the Winding Path: A Map for the Labyrinth of Life and How to Love Your Marriage: Making Your Closest Relationship Work. She is also the senior editor for two of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series books. Visit to learn more about this intuitive lady and her Sacred Garden of Maliko on Maui.



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